Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hallyu Stars Boost Sales of Korean Cosmetics

By JONATHAN M. HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines – Korean stars have not only helped in boosting the popularity of Korean music and dramas but have driven up the sales of Korean cosmetics.

SHINee for Etude House, Kim Hyun Joong for The Face Shop and
Song Joong Ki for Tony Moly (Photos by Jonathan Hicap)

Visit the new Korea.net website to read various stories about Korea


Monday, February 13, 2012

K-Pop Stars Mourn Houston's Death

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - As the world mourns the death of legendary diva Whitney Houston, K-pop stars also offered their condolences.
Whitney Houston (Photo courtesy of www.whitneyhouston.com)

3 Filipino Fan Sites Officially Recognized, Accredited By Cube Entertainment

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin
MANILA, Philippines - Last month, Cube Entertainment, the agency of K-pop artists BEAST, 4Minute and G.NA, announced that it would appoint official fan sites in various countries “in order for all Cube artists to build a strong global fan community, communication routes and faster local feedbacks.”

Sandara Park posts a mysterious photo taken in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Was it a ghost?
Korean girl group 2NE1 spent five days in the Philippines last week for a vacation and photo shoot. Throughout their stay, Sandara Park kept 2NE1 fans updated by posting photos of their activities in Manila and Albay.
The two photos posted by Sandara Park on her me2day account

Musimix: Renowned Pinoy Band In South Korea

By JONATHAN HICAP, Manila Bulletin 
SEOUL, South Korea – Every night, hundreds of visitors at the famous Lotte World theme park in Seoul gather at the Garden Stage to watch an all-Filipino band perform and sing Korean and English songs.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

[NEWS] Jay Park's 'New Breed' album cops No. 1 in charts

MANILA, Philippines – K-pop artist Jay Park’s first studio album is a smash hit, zooming to the No. 1 position on iTunes charts in the US, Canada and Australia, and topping real-time charts in South Korea on the first day of its release.

[NEWS] 2 Korean dramas become finalists in 2012 New York Festivals Awards

MANILA, Philippines – Korean dramas “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and “The Greatest Love,” which aired in 2010 and 2011 respectively made it as finalists in the mini-series category of the 2012 New York Festivals International Television and Film Awards.

[NEWS] Sandara Park: 'Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat'

MANILA, Philippines – Korean girl group 2NE1 left Manila for Seoul  on Feb. 5, bringing with them lots of fun memories from their vacation and photoshoot in Manila and Albay in the Bicol region.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Girls Generation makes debut on US TV (with vids)

MANILA, Philippines - Korean pop group Girls Generation made their successful debut TV performances on two popular talk shows in the US.
Girls Generation with Kelly Ripa (Photo courtesy of @livekelly on Twitter)

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